write protect

Definitions

Computing

  • verb to make it impossible to write to a floppy disk or tape by moving a special write-protect tab

Electronics

  • To prevent writing to a given data medium, such as a disk, or a file. Such protection may be afforded using software, or physically, using a device such as a write-protect tab.
  • A mode or state in which writing to a given data medium or file is prevented.

Information & Library Science

  • verb to make it impossible to write on or erase anything from a disk
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